TF1, BBCW to address MIPCOM confab

Nonce Paolini, John Smith to talk about entertainment biz

PARIS -- MIPCOM will host an entente cordiale between France and England when CEO of TF1 Nonce Paolini joins BBC Worldwide's chief executive John Smith for a collective look at the global TV biz on Oct. 4, organizers Reed MIDEM said on Monday.

PricewaterhouseCoopers' Marcel Fenez will present the PZC Global Entertainment and Media Outlook followed by interviews with Paolini and Smith.

The two top execs will talk about the current state of the international entertainment industry and give their predictions for the future.

"In conversation with TF1 and BBC Worldwide we'll hear how these two companies are handling the challenges and harnessing the potential of this digital revolution," Fenez said of the upcoming event.

This year's MIPCOM market runs Oct. 4 – 7 in Cannes.
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